June 2021

Van driver films himself sexually abusing toddler and boasts to another paedophile

A vile and perverted delivery driver filmed himself abusing a toddler in his van and then bragged to another paedophile.

Adam Goulden, 37, gained access to the two-year-old girl through her innocent mother, then offered to take the toddler out on trips but instead abused her in his delivery van.

A court heard Goulden recorded the abuse, and police found videos of the abuse on his phone and computer.

They also found film which he had taken of him taking part in sex acts with a dog

But the van driver was locked up for four years and four months at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday.

Judge Peter Johnson, who certified him as a dangerous offender, put Goulden on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Sentencing the thug, he said: “It is clear you have an abnormal sexual appetite in terms of trying to explore sexual boundaries. I get the clear impression you were using the girl’s mother to get at the child.

“The girl can be heard referring to her mother throughout the clips and to make matters worse, you shared at least one image on at least one occasion.

“Other images show you have a sexual interest in children. There are aggravating features in the extreme youth of the child and you being under the influence of ketamine.

“You were clearly willing to act out your fantasies. You are pre-occupied with sex and quite willing to push the boundaries to satisfy your sexual craving.

“You pose a serious risk of causing serious harm to children.”

Goulden was caught after police found messages on his phone, in which he boasted about his abuse to another paedophile.

The court was told the defendant had a bag containing cable ties and electrical tape in his vehicle. 

He admitted sexual assault on a child, making and possessing indecent images of children, possession of extreme images, and two counts of possession of cannabis.

Mary McCarthy, prosecuting, said police discovered four videos and 75 still images of him abusing the two-year-old girl on August 14, 2019.

They showed the child naked from the waist down and being sexually assaulted as he tried to reassure her by talking about her mother. The abuse lasted 20 minutes.

Goulden, from Dartmouth, Devon, also had other images of children on his phone and computer that he had downloaded from the internet.

There were also 207 images of bestiality including some showing him taking part in sex acts with a dog.

He tried to blame workmates for the offences by claiming they had access to his phone while he was at the delivery firm’s depot.